More Farmers Market

So you’re probably tired of looking at the veggies from the Farmers Market, but I just think these veggies are just so pretty.

(Lovely eggplant)

(Delicious colorful peppers)

(Fresh carrots)

and my favorite of all, my Saturday bouquet!

Succulent Garden

Since I don’t have room for a garden (And we were moving right when we should have already had plants in the ground) I opted for a cute little porch garden, which is completely portable. I’ve been collecting succulents when I see them at the store or at the farmers market, and now I’ve got a pretty good little collection!

(Succulent Garden, front stoop)

I got this guy at the farmers market this morning to add to my collection.

Facelift and Saturday Stuff

I gave the blog a little facelift! I was kind of bored of the really clean setup I had before. The only thing is that I can’t get rid of the huge fonted “KNITTYBUTTON” right at the top. It’s the only thing I don’t really like about this one, but otherwise I’m pretty fond of how it turned out. What do you think?

In other news:

(Farmers Market Peaches)

(Farmers Market Heirloom Tomatoes)

(Farmers Market Blueberries)

But my very, very favorite from today were these beauties!

(Crazy huge sunflowers)

(Shaggy sunflower in Kombucha bottle)

(Shaggy sunflower in milkglass vase)

(Sunflower trio)

I just can’t get enough of these sunflowers. I wish I had more of them to spread the joy around the house. Does anyone (Mom?) know what variety those are? I can’t ever remember seeing crazy ones like that before!

A new sweater and other things

I started this new sweater on Thursday. I am excited about it, you’ll know why when I’m done.

It’s purple and cream. I love purple and cream!

Also, I got a jade plant to go into my succulent garden on the front stoop.

I haven’t potted it yet, but I’ll get around to it one of these days. But I can’t spend any more time outside right now because of this:

No, it’s not cloudy. Nope, it’s not foggy. It’s smoke and dust. It’s disgusting. And it makes it extremely hard to breath for me.

Anyway, we’re trying to keep indoors and keep the air clean inside our humble abode.

Daisy Chain?

So now I’ve got a few of these flowery things… I don’t really know what to do with them. I was thinking about attaching them to a string and making a daisy chain or something to go around my craft station.

Do any of you crafty people have any great ideas? I know that you’ve all got great ideas…. so you should tell me.

Make a really big one and turn it into an afghan? Stick it on a bobby pin and wear it in my hair?

In other news,Β  I repotted my hens ‘n chicks and our Christmas cactus, and they are thriving in their roomier new homes.

(Hens n’ chicks, or Sempervivum tectorum)

(Christmas cactus or Hatiora gaertneri)

Market Flowers

Every week I look at the beautiful flower arrangements at the farmers market, but never buy them. I guess I’m stingy or something, but when I saw this peony arrangement and had to bring it home with me.

These are some large peonies.

And they’ve got lots of unopened buds, so hopefully they’ll continue to open throughout the week.

and I haven’t figured out a place to put all my plants, so they’re all just chilling in the windowsill in the kitchen.

I found some Belgian Chocolate.

I found it in one of my drawers the other day, and this week called for chocolate. I got it in Belgium, so it’s a bit old, but it still tasted good. I just wish that Charissa, Autumn and Harmony were here to enjoy it with me.

Yep, it’s chocolate with hazelnoots in it. I love hazelnoots.

It was enjoyed while drinking a tall glass of milk and working on P’s sweater vest. Wanna see? Ok.

So, ok, you can’t see any shape to it, but that’s because it’s on needles that are too short. I need to buy a new set of circular needles that are a bit longer (but hey, I’ve knitted two adult sweaters on them and it worked ok) but it’s just hard for sizing as you go… I am loving this yarn though, it’s perfectly soft, but nice and sturdy (and kind of thick, so it knits up pretty quickly)

And, another happy bit:

My basil was having rough times not getting enough sunlight, so I hung it in the window so he could get a little sun and keep growing. We are getting a bit of sun around here, and it’s be oh-so-nice.

Also did a bit of guitar work this afternoon.
Isn’t she a beaut? Still working on building up my callouses.

And also trying to work on being able to sing and play at the same time… it gets kind of hard and I’m not very good at multi-tasking, apparently.

Happy Weekend, Everyone.

February Foliage

February has always been my least favorite month, and I just can’t wait for spring, so we got some little plants to make the house a bit cuter.

On the right we’ve got our Christmas Cactus, and on the left we’ve got our “foliage”, which was the only name they had at the store where I bought them (ok. So the plants were on sale at Rite-Aid for like a dollar, gimme a break.) But they were all labeled “foliage”,Β  so a prize to whoever tells me what they really are. Anyhow, I think they brighten up the living room alot.

The plant on the left is nice and hearty looking. I don’t think I will accidentally kill this one.

I got these little plantlings from a lady at work:

She has this gigantic plant at work and sometimes when she moves it to water it these little things break off and she gives them to me, so I’m trying to give them some roots so I can plant them. They’re kind of pink and green. Would have matched the wedding, actually..

So there is my February Foliage!